Last weekend was the popular Goodwood Festival of Speed. Unfortunately we don’t get to help out at this event so poor Mario got left at home while his humans went off and enjoyed themselves. This is a report on the ‘little’ things we saw at the event.
There were no Multiplas at the show and in fact Fiat was very poorly represented, they were one of the few manufacturers not to have a modern car stand at the event. Abarth had a stand at the moving Motorshow with some lovely versions of the Fiat 500, a Grand Tourismo looking very stylish in dark grey and red and a convertible. I wonder how well Mario would go with an Abarth spec engine?
In the F1 paddock we spotted this rather lovely ‘Ferrari Red’ original Fiat 500, we guess it was owned by somebody In the F1 team, we dropped one of Marios cards in the window so maybe they will read this and become friends!
Green vehicles are big news at the FoS, we spotted this rather cute ‘beach car’ in the Tech Pavilion. Made by Mia Electrics the newly launched Mia Rox can be customised to your personal style and usage. With bags of character and a really cool embroidered hood this electric car looked great fun but for it’s size still only carried a driver and one or two small passengers.
Renault had their Twizy on display at the Moving Motorshow, this rather fun electric car is in production but at a cost of over £6000 and a monthly rental of the batteries is rather expensive. It has a range of around 60 miles and can be charged from a normal household plug, again it could only carry the driver and a very squashed passenger.
This year the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours featured Royal cars in honour of the Queens Diamond Jubilee, amongst the impressive entries was a collection of toy cars and this wonderful Caravan belonging to Princess Ann, it would look great being towed behind Mario.
Finally, this years centrepiece was a brilliant sculpture celebrating Lotus, it looked really impressive and different every time you looked at it in the changing light, mind you it would have been even more fabulous covered in Fiat Multiplas!